Celebration of Service is coming up on Saturday, January 15, 2011 and with the holidays fast approaching, that day will be here before you know it!  On this day, we celebrate the ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. of community and non-violence.  To that end, we also celebrate the fact that people are the answer.  Community and non-violence cannot be achieved simply out of legislation, financial contributions, or a quiet life.  It takes many people to participate and invest, and it takes leadership to help drive this change.
 In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: “Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time: the need for man to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence.  Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation.  The foundation of such a method is love.”  As a Project Site Manager (“PSM”), you can be an example of this love through service and leadership.
During Celebration of Service, Chicago Cares will send out approximately 4,000 volunteers throughout the city of Chicago to aid schools and non-profit agencies in facility improvement and beautification projects, as well as engage youth, seniors, and adults with disabilities in fun, interactive and educational programs.
We need experienced leaders to join this effort and make a difference in both the organizations we serve as well as in our individual volunteers.  This is one day that can lead to a year of excited school spirit for a student who will be walking down newly painted halls; one day where memories of conversations had between seniors and youth will be remembered fondly; one day that can jump start a lifetime of service for a volunteer! 
Watch your e-mail for an invitation to sign up as a Project Site Manager soon.  The team at Chicago Cares will make sure you receive all the training you need to make this day a success.  Thank you in advance on behalf of all the lives you will be affecting!